Favorite end of the year gifts?

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  1. ABC123

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    I received some really nice gifts this year.

    I was given beautiful hand made cards from my students, that I always save...one of the Sped Teachers had the kids make them and she (and the kids) presented them to me wrapped in pretty red ribbon:):):)

    1 Home Goods $50.00 gift card...mom knows its my favorite store...the student is moving out of state:(
    1 Target $25.00 gift card, along with a beautiful plant, from the 1st grade teacher I worked with all year, such a lovely lady and a fantastic teacher..we both cried when we said our good-byes!!!!
    A beautiful floral mini tote bag that I will be using next school year to carry my lunch in, that was from another student I work with in the morning!!!


    **I also wanted to add that my most creative gift was from one of my students I worked with for about an hour each day, he brought in a jar of honey for me, taken from his BEE HIVES that he ''keeps'' at home...mom put the honey in a pretty mason jar and he put bumble bee stickers all over it :D
     
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    That honey gift is so cool!

    One mom made a tall candle holder decorated with vellum photographs of my class on our overnight field trip. It's so special.

    One of my girls decorated a glass jar with kitten stickers and sharpied hearts and wrote on it that I'm "cat-tastic"- it's adorable. I love cats, so it was very heartfelt and personal.
     
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    Thanks...I love it! Never received anything like that before..he is actually a very cool kid, calls himself the ''bee keeper'' such a cutey:D

    Cute idea with the photos on the candle holder. I didn't receive ANY candles/holders this year...first time actually!!!
     
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    Favorites? Well that has to be the kid who comes running back to give a quick hug before leaving the class for the last time in the school year. You never know which ones will surprise you that way, making them more precious and memorable. I get them from some seniors who I would never have thought would be "that kid." Got one today, from a student who went from a problem child to a peer role model. I thought she had gone, when she quickly ducked into the room and said, "Please don't be mad - I'm really going to miss you." I will probably never see her again, but I won't forget her.
     
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    That's always the best!! A student that surprises you that way and of course hugs are never a bad thing EVER :)
     
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    Beautiful notes. The kind you keep in your drawer for 'those days' when you need a boost.

    Many gift cards: Amazon, Bloomingdales, DSW, coffee shops, Barnes and Noble, Macy's, and a few Visa gift cards.

    A beautiful bottle of rose wine from Provence

    Running gear: phone armband and new earbuds

    A beautiful pair of strappy wedge sandals that I will wear all summer.
     
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    Those creative gifts are always the best!

    While I got many gift cards, the hand-written cards from the kids and parents, a frame signed by each kid with a picture of our class inside (and a goofy one behind it, that I can switch out), and a painting a student did (just amazing, especially as a fourth grader!), were the parts I will cherish the most.
     
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    This wasn't an end of the year gift, but one of my students sewed me a fleece blanket with cats on it for teacher appreciation week. It was so precious and I just loved it. She just learned to sew this year. Such a sweet girl.
     
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    I had one student who gave me a gift card for a massage. That was wonderful. Another gave me her mother's recipe for cookies she brought that were amazing. I think of her whenever I make the cookies now.
     
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    Ooooh a massage, thats a GREAT idea :)
     
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    My favorites are the notes and drawings from students. I got one this year from a student I had two years ago who moved out of state. She mailed it to the school. I must admit that that particular letter made my eyes leak a bit. :)
     
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    I had a parent make me a beautiful quilt for my classroom! It looks like a bookshelf to write my students name on. It is so cool and VERY thoughtful!
     
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    mrsammieb love that cutie you have as your photo/avatar:D
     
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    Thank you! I love piggies!
     
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    The quilt sounds amazing! I love homemade cards :)
     

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